YMCA’s School Days Out Garners Major Media Coverage

January 08, 2015

YMCA's “School Days Out” offered healthy activities, homework support and snacks for children at nine centers in the city and suburbs during January's deep freeze. "

When freezing temperatures took over Chicago in early January, schools closed and many working parents scrambled to find a safe and engaging place for their kids to go. YMCA of Metro Chicago centers were open for families who needed support during the weather emergency.

Our “School Days Out” program offered healthy activities, homework support and snacks for children at nine centers in the city and suburbs. Generous media coverage helped spread the word to families about the Y’s program, and registrations on Day 2 more than doubled from Day 1. WGN-TV reporter Tonya Francisco talked with one parent at the Lakeview YMCA who said, “The Y, on a day like today, is a lifesaver.”

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Check out highlights from the local media coverage:
WBEZ-FM Radio
Chicago Tribune
ABC 7 Eyewitness News
CBS 2 News
DNAInfo